First Female Basij Pilot Introduced
The first female pilot from the Basij (volunteer force) displayed her skills at an air show on Monday, Commander of the Mohammad Rasulollah (PBUH) Corps of Greater Tehran General Hossein Hamedani said, Iran Daily reported.
The 17-year-old Basij member is one of over 100 volunteer pilots trained by by the Basij Force, IRNA quoted the senior Basij commander as saying at a press briefing in Tehran on Sunday.
Hamedani said 100 volunteers were trained in cyber warfare and had begun work. He expounded on the role of women in the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war and said "Victory would not be achieved without the presence of women in Sacred Defense."
He also expressed hope that with the latest achievements in the fields of science and soft war, Iran will become the leading country in the region in science in the next 20 years.